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Have shoulder pain. Had a fall earlier. X-ray done. What is to be done?

I have been to A&E today having aggravated my shoulder joint shoveling snow following an incident that occurred 3 weeks ago whereupon I was pinned to the ground in a game of rugby.
Following examination, X-ray and review I have been advised that I have disturbed a small bone at the top of my shoulder. I was sent home in a sling and asked to return Thursday to meet a specialist in the fracture clinic to examine and instruct me on physio. I have no break but I am a little worried about how the damage will mend and it's effect on my ability to undertake normal operations. I am due to go on holiday next week and start a new job the week after.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

I suppose you have developed an ?acromioclavicular or ?coracoclavicular dislocation in your shoulder. Usually the joint space between the acromion and clavicle should be less than 5 mm and that between coracoid process and clavicle should be less than 11 - 13 mm.

Coracoclavicular dislocation is a more severe soft tissue injury.
Most of these, if isolated injuries will heal with time.

Please follow your doctor's instructions.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and happy holidays.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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